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Shops already stocking Christmas items...

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MTWTFSS Thu 01-Sep-16 10:52:44

I've seen Christmas items in: Card Factory and Hobby Craft.

Laura Ashley Christmas shop is also open smile

justgivemeamo Thu 01-Sep-16 11:52:42

Thank you, just had a lovely browse smile

HairsprayBabe Thu 01-Sep-16 11:54:56

head explodes with excitement

confuugled1 Thu 01-Sep-16 12:42:05

They've already got some of the Christmas Special type magazines in WH Smiths - the sort that usually come out in October to help you plan better...

Online, I've already spotted the Christmas shop pages/sections for Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, John Lewis

Argos still has 'christmas pages are closed' sign up for now

Have you discovered the MN Christmas bargain threads yet? They've been going strong for a while already this year - almost on to number 5 fgrin They're in the Christmas section if you haven't found them - well worth checking out - so far I've spent £25 on presents that would have been £95 if I'd bought them full price...

Viiolettheorgangrinder Thu 01-Sep-16 16:10:05

Mince pies in sainsburys. Just bought a box smile

ShyGirlie Thu 01-Sep-16 19:19:04

Big tubs of Quality Street, Celebrations rtc in Tesco...

daisydalrymple Thu 01-Sep-16 19:43:28

I've had my first Christmas brochure of cards, wrap, gifts etc from Barbados, diabetes uk and Macmillan usually follow smile

MrsCK Thu 01-Sep-16 20:07:27

The works has Christmas craft bits in

MerlinsScarf Thu 01-Sep-16 20:13:12

I've already picked up a few Christmas bits elsewhere but hadn't seen the Laura Ashley Christmas Shop yet. Delightful! Would it be terrible if I bought myself a nice, motivational gift set?

TheBriscoesLady Sat 03-Sep-16 00:03:07

The John Lewis on Oxford Street has its 'teaser' Christmas store in - full store opening on 22 September. Was kind of uninspiring which was disappointing - a lot of 'London' touristy style decorations. Still, any port in a storm, right?

A1Sharon Sat 03-Sep-16 19:08:22

Quite a bit on the John Lewis website, just search Christmas in the search box.

justgivemeamo Sat 03-Sep-16 20:15:01

grin@ TheBriscoes

smellylittleorange Sat 03-Sep-16 20:19:14

wilkos have got a countdown on their page...62 days...common pull your fingers out!smile

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 03-Sep-16 20:23:49

Ooh I do love a Christmas browse. Have been collecting Emma Bridgewater Christmas pottery this year, can't wait to get it all out. grin

MissBeaHaving Sat 03-Sep-16 20:25:53

I've bought my Christmas tree chocolate this week,DC saw them so I've hidden them.
Hope I remember where come December!

Ceaser1981 Tue 06-Sep-16 15:58:25

Ive just received an order from Matalan, they had lots of nice wee bits online. Lovely santa duvet cover, christmas mugs, wine glasses and even a dog toy. grin

FireflyGirl Tue 06-Sep-16 17:22:35

Tags, gift bags and wrap in B&M. So it begins... grin

Viiolettheorgangrinder Tue 06-Sep-16 21:58:10

Christmas puds and stollen spotted today smile

BiddyPop Thu 08-Sep-16 10:20:19

The Art and Hobby shop over here tends to have Christmas items most of the year - because if you are a crafter for Christmas, you probably are making things a lot earlier than if you were buying them.

The Christmas Shop in Brown Thomas (our luxury Dept store) was open last week, but hadn't been 10 days before. I did hear grumbles. But I longed for some of the lights! (They used to open that section in late July, last year it was mid August so it is slipping back again in line with "Christmas creep" grumbling - but I think it's nice).

The National Museum and the 2 major Irish crafts stores near Trinity College (selling things like Newbridge Silver and Waterford crystal to lots of US visitors in particular) have Christmas items mixed in with their general stock all year as well, but they do get a lot more festive in autumn (well the 2 stores do, I think the museum keeps to just a handful of nice things that are quite different).

Otherwise, not a lot to see here yet....fsad...there's less than 4 months to go, how are we going to be ready in time...don't panic MNers, don't panic....

Musidora Thu 08-Sep-16 14:53:16

Some handy links for online shopping:



John Lewis (already mentioned above):


Amnesty Intl:


TheBriscoesLady Tue 13-Sep-16 12:50:07

Does anyone know if Costco have their wrapping paper in yet? Don't want to waste 40 minutes trekking to my nearest one if I don't need to!

Davros Sat 17-Sep-16 00:19:41

Liberty opened its Xmas shop a week or so ago. I will have to avoid as I like to wait until nearer Xmas but it will be hard. I had my eye on a robin last year and took too long to decide ....

Viiolettheorgangrinder Sat 17-Sep-16 07:27:53

Marks and Spencer have cards,wrapping paper,candles,pot pourri,room spray,games smile

wannabestressfree Sat 17-Sep-16 07:33:47

I love the all year round Christmas shops in Brugge..... There is something about the lights etc that make me feel happy smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Sep-16 21:54:32

Nothing in Costco yesterday (Fri 16th) but they had Hallowe'en figures,lights,sweets, and gloves/mittens/winter coats.

M&S had an aisle of cards,wrapping paper,couple of baubles and some candles (I like the "Winter" one, not keen on the Cinnamon,Orange and Clove one though)
There were some really cute cards fgrin and I loved the deer print and tree print papers

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